Auction 168, Lot 441

"Ingiltera", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1667 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

Size:
3.9 x 2.9 inches
9.9 x 7.4 cm

This handsome miniature map focuses on England and Wales with north oriented to the right. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/6/2018

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